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Milwaukee County Teaming up With Uber to Help Those With Dementia

Milwaukee County is working with ride-sharing company Uber to try and help people who are in the early stages of dementia.

They're testing a program where specifically-trained Uber drivers would pick up patients whose condition makes it impossible for them to drive themselves.

175 Uber drivers have already gone through the four weeks of training. 

"The process is that we're gonna have these drivers to be able to, just in the pilot, to see if it works to go to the individual's home, meet them at the door, make sure they get to the vehicle, make sure they have their seat belt on, and having a full interaction with this individual."

The Uber Transportation Program is part of larger effort to create what they call a 'dementia friendly community' in Milwaukee County.

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